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Creating SilverlightShow Windows Phone App: Ebook


Creating SilverlightShow Windows Phone Application

Author: Peter Kuhn

Price: $0.99     Add to Cart

Format: PDF, Word, EPUB, MOBI
Number of pages: 25 
Release date: May 2012

This e-book collects the 4 parts of SilverlightShow article series 'Creating the SilverlightShow Windows Phone Application' authored by Peter Kuhn

From the author: At the end of February, the official SilverlightShow Windows Phone app has been accepted into the Marketplace. The app gives you access to some of the content of this website, including news, articles and events, and is completely free for use (also ad-free!). Some of the convenience features include the possibility to create reminders for upcoming events and webinars directly on your phone, to get notifications about new content in the form of live tiles, and to maintain a local list of favorites that allows you to permanently store items for later reading. If you haven’t checked out the app yet, you can find more details and a quick intro video here, or visit its Marketplace page here.

The creation of the app was an interesting experience, because unlike other phone projects I had worked on in the past, this one wasn’t a greenfield development. Obviously the SilverlightShow portal already existed, had a long-established production infrastructure and already a lot of existing content available.  
During the course of developing the application, we thought it would be a nice idea to share some of the experiences with the SilverlightShow readers, because it is a nice example of discussing a real-world application, with real-world problems (and solutions :)). The idea of this series of articles and ebook was born, where you will discover both details about the development process as well as some technical challenges we came across. 


Chapter 1
The Existing Infrastructure

Chapter 2
It's all about content
Don't use System.ServiceModel.Syndication.dll
Optimizations, optimizations, optimizations
Squashing the Content
Local Caching
Mother of Optimization: Dynamic Data Compression
Final Comparison

Chapter 3
HTML or not HTML, that is the question
What's in a color?
I Want Change
Where am I?
And Some Fine-Tuning

Chapter 4
Local Storage Options
What Sterling is
Basic Operations

About the author:

Peter KuhnPeter Kuhn, aka "Mister Goodcat" is an MCPD for .NET, Silverlight and Windows Phone 7, and has earned the Microsoft Community Contributor award in 2011. He has more than ten years of experience in the industry and works as a software architect and consultant for .NET and Silverlight for Applied Information Technologies (http://www.aitgmbh.de). You can find his blog and more info on http://www.pitorque.de/MisterGoodcat

Peter is the author of many SilverlightShow articles, among which the appreciated 14-part article series 'XNA for Silverlight Developers' (also available as an ebook) and 'Getting Ready for the Windows Phone Exam 70-599' (available as an ebook too). He also delivered the following SilverlightShow webinars: